Over 200 NGC-certified Cancelled Dies Offered in Heritage Sale

Posted on 4/12/2022

The cancelled dies, which were made to strike US coins, come from the Fred Weinberg Collection.

More than 200 cancelled dies certified by Numismatic Guaranty Company™ (NGC®) are being offered in a Heritage Auctions sale. Online bidding is currently underway in The Fred Weinberg Coin Die Collection Showcase Auction, which concludes May 2, 2022

The lots from the Fred Weinberg Coin Die Collection highlight NGC’s certification and encapsulation service for coin, token and medal dies. Dies are the tools used in the minting process to strike a planchet and impart the coin’s design.

After their useful life is over, dies are usually destroyed by a mint, but some are sold as a numismatic product or scrap. These cancelled dies are defaced to prevent them from being used to illegitimately strike more coins. The Heritage sale includes over 200 cancelled dies for US coins dated 1994 struck in Denver, mostly quarters, dimes and cents.

(1994) Denver Quarter Die – Defaced, certified and encapsulated by NGC.
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The sale also includes eight NGC-certified (1968-S) Cancelled Die Collars for US coins struck that year, including the Half Dollar (lots 91233 and 91234), Quarter (lots 91228 and 91229), Dime (lot 91150), Nickel (lots 91075 and 91076) and Cent (lot 91002). Die collars keep the planchet from spreading out too far when it is struck by the obverse and reverse dies. These eight die collars were all torch-cancelled.

(1968-S) Dime Die – Cancelled-Torched, certified and encapsulated by NGC.
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Dies submitted to NGC for certification are encapsulated in NGC’s clear, tube-shaped holders. Comprised of high-quality, inert materials, these holders are designed for long-term preservation and superior display. Each holder is ultrasonically welded with an internal label that features a description of the die as well as a unique NGC certification number. To learn more, click here.

Watch a video that shows two NGC-certified and encapsulated cancelled dies here.

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